Every June, the Club holds elections to the Board of Directors at its annual general meeting, and typically, nominated volunteers hold their position for at least two years. Some clearly get the bit between their teeth and stay longer! We’re delighted at our members’ high level of commitment. Here’s an introduction to our current members of the Board:
President, Wayne Milliner
Wayne has been a member of the Curtain Club since 1994. He has designed over 30 sets for The Curtain Club as well as many other positions on other shows. He even got talked into acting – once – in Marvin’s Room in 2004. Wayne has served on the board previously as Membership Secretary and Public Relations Manager. As well as President, Wayne is the Box Office Manager.
Vice President, Alice Torrance
Alice began working behind the scenes in 1994 painting sets and making props. In 1997 she designed her first set “Happily Ever After” and costumes that same season for “Out of Sight, Out of Murder”. She has continued to paint and design, and serves as Properties Co-ordinator. During her membership at the club Alice has served on the board as Public Relations Officer and Membership Secretary.
Past President, Lynda Muir
Lynda has been a member of the Curtain Club for over 18 years. She has worked on many shows either as an actor or stage manager. Her very first performance on stage was as the nasty daughter in The Curious Savage and she had so much fun she never looked back. Lynda won a THEA award for best supporting actor for her multiple roles in Staff Room in 2004. As well as VP, Lynda has served as Treasurer and 2nd VP on the Board of Directors.
Treasurer, Bruce Rhodes
Bruce has been a Curtain Club member since 2013. An avid theatre fan, Bruce has attended plays in Canada, England and Germany. At the Curtain Club, Bruce enjoys his role as Treasurer, helps to paint sets, and participates in the Club’s fundraising activities.
Secretary, Cam Lund
Cam first joined the Curtain Club in 1987 and has been on the scenes ever since. He started helping out operating lights and sound in the booth, along with painting sets. Eventually he ended up on stage and over time has served in different roles on the board of directors. He currently helps run the box office, and the Curtain Club is certainly his home away from home.
Public Relations Manager, Clara Yazbek
Clara became a member in December 2018 and has been involved ever since. As a theatre kid at heart, Clara has enjoyed her role as PR Manager of The Curtain Club, combining her love for the performing arts with her expertise in PR and Communications. Clara has been involved in theatre since a young age, having performed in several theatre productions and show choirs. She is excited to continue in her role on the Board and is always eager to connect with current and new members.
Theatre Manager, Jordan Stone
Jordan first joined the Curtain Club in 2007 after getting his feet wet in high school theatre productions. He started in lighting but quickly became actively involved in many aspects of theatre production. When not behind the scenes, Jordan is known to help out behind the bar. He considers the Curtain Club his second family and in addition to his role as Theatre Manager, Jordan also serves as Booth Coordinator.
Membership Secretary, Phyllis Anderson
Phyllis’s interest in community theatre awakened at The Blackhorse Theatre, near Tottenham, Ont., and continued with her move to Richmond Hill in 2010. While reaching out for a community theatre connection, she met member and costume designer Suzanne Stoner, who led Phyllis to The Curtain Club. “It was an immediate fit.” She has had the pleasure of acquiring the skills to do everything from painting to producing with a little acting in the middle.